Our first morning in Cape May, New Jersey was a bit of a disappointment because we’d planned to do some beach panning at Higbee Beach. Sadly, there were no birds at all at Higbee Beach. We drove to another beach and saw two American Oyster Catchers foraging off the edge of the disintegrating hulk of a World War I experimental concrete ship but there were still no shorebirds on the shore so there would be no beach panning this morning. As we scouted for a place to shoot, a pair of osprey near a lighthouse caught our attention. They were constructing the nest on a platform made by a local 4H group. In this shot, the female flies in with some nesting material as the male watches.